What to Do with a Box Back to School READ ALOUD STEM™ Challenge

What to Do with a Box Back to School READ ALOUD STEM™ Challenge
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What to Do with a Box Back to School READ ALOUD STEM™ Challenge
What to Do with a Box Back to School READ ALOUD STEM™ Challenge
What to Do with a Box Back to School READ ALOUD STEM™ Challenge
What to Do with a Box Back to School READ ALOUD STEM™ Challenge
What to Do with a Box Back to School READ ALOUD STEM™ Challenge
What to Do with a Box Back to School READ ALOUD STEM™ Challenge
What to Do with a Box Back to School READ ALOUD STEM™ Challenge
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(11 MB|25 pages)
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Standards
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
NGSSK-2-ETS1-1
NGSSK-2-ETS1-3
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Integrate STEM, Writing, and Literacy in your classroom at the Beginning of the School Year!

Explore what you can do with a cardboard box. Students imagine, design, test, and write about a unique invention of their own. After they have built it, they write a newspaper ad selling their new invention that will change the world!

Connect to a Read Aloud: What to Do with a Box by Jane Yolen

This STEM Project is a companion activity to What to do with a Box by Jane Yolen. The book explores some of the unlimited ideas that can be created using cardboard.

The Engineering Design Process:

In this back to school STEM activity, students follow the six step Engineering Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Experiment, Improve. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Integrate Writing!

As an extension to the STEM Challenge, students write a newspaper ad about their invention!

Material List:

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paper
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Hole Punch
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue
  • String
  • Scrap Cardboard (boxes, cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc)
  • Markers, Color Pencils, and/or Crayons
  • What to do with a Box by Jane Yolen(Recommended)

Includes:

  • Teacher Instructions
  • Student STEM Journal
  • Student Instructions
  • Building Vocabulary
  • Student Box Engineering STEM Challenge
  • Writing Activity

Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM teachers, elementary librarians, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!

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NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-1
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-3
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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